1901 and 1881 Scotland Census coming soon!

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DavidWW
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Post by DavidWW » Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:50 pm

kathyc wrote:Wouldn't it be better to admit to using OCR than to let us believe that actual humans made those mistakes? :)

The latest one I found? A relative on the 1911 Canadian census, very clearly born in Scotland according to the actual page where "Scotland" was written out in full, transcribed on Ancestry as having been born in South Carolina. :shock:

Kathy
I like it !!

Not least in terms of the historical connections between Auld Scotia and S Carolina !!

David

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1901 and 1881 Scotland Census coming soon!

Post by JanetB » Fri Mar 30, 2007 5:50 pm

I recently came across on Ancestry- place of birth 'Madrid, SPAM' - a close relative of mince :!:

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PORTER, ROBERTSON, BRUCE,LEIGHTON,STEPHEN,Aberdeenshire
CLARK,East Lothian
CALDER, SMELLIE, Lanarkshire
RUST, WEBSTER, GARVIE, Kincardineshire

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Post by DavidWW » Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:31 pm

See http://talkingscot.com/forum/viewtopic. ... 9&start=15

And please understand my comment of QED !!

David

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Post by pinkshoes » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:22 pm

1881 and 1901 appear to have arrived. This should be interesting :wink:

Best wishes (and good luck)
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Post by kathyc » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:26 pm

Thanks for the heads up, Pinkshoes.

The indexing will be interesting to play with, I'm sure. :lol:

Kathy
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Post by kathyc » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:30 pm

And yes, it definitely is. My very first search on the 1901 gave me three Annie McLeans, all said to be born "about 1883", all listed as 8 years old. Hmmm... math may not be my strong suit, but I'm pretty sure 1901-8 does not equal 1883. :roll:

Kathy
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Post by grannysrock » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:59 pm

Kathy - I had just noticed that too - they seem to be using 1891 as the reference point instead of 1901 for calculating year of birth.
:o
Perhaps we need an Ancestry family history expert ?
:wink:

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Post by emanday » Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:34 pm

Expert and Ancestry in the same sentence? :shock: :lol:
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Post by pinkshoes » Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:20 pm

Well at least (so far) there seems to be some consistency - everyone I've looked up is based on 1891 too. :roll:

Best wishes
Pinkshoes

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Post by SarahND » Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:23 pm

Hope you all have sent them emails about it? Otherwise, it might take them even longer to catch on :?
At least that one is an easy work-around :roll:
Regards,
Sarah

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